North West Forecast

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Forecast issued at 5:00 am EST on Monday 18 October 2021.

Weather Situation

A weak high is gradually moving east over the Tasman Sea extending a weak ridge across most of the state. A weak trough lies over the northern interior, extending south and lingering across the central and southeastern interior today. The trough will combine with an upper trough to produce showers and possibly severe thunderstorm activity early in the week. A second stronger high will move into the southern Tasman Sea by the middle of next week. The next trough looks likely to enter the southwest of the state from Thursday.

Forecast for the rest of Monday

Mostly sunny. Slight (20%) chance of a shower in the southwest, becoming less likely late this afternoon and evening. Near zero chance of rain elsewhere. The chance of a thunderstorm, with gusty winds this afternoon. Winds northwest to northeasterly 20 to 30 km/h tending west to northwesterly in the early afternoon then becoming light in the evening. Daytime maximum temperatures around 40.

Fire Danger - High

Sun protection 8:40am to 4:10pm, UV Index predicted to reach 11 [Extreme]

7 day Town Forecasts

Precis Icon Location Min Max
Mostly sunny. Mount Isa 39

Tuesday 19 October

Mostly sunny. Light winds becoming northeast to southeasterly 15 to 20 km/h in the morning then tending southeast to southwesterly 20 to 30 km/h in the middle of the day. Overnight temperatures falling to between 19 and 25 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

Wednesday 20 October

Sunny. Winds northeast to southeasterly 15 to 25 km/h tending southeast to southwesterly 15 to 20 km/h during the afternoon then becoming light during the evening. Overnight temperatures falling to 20 to 26 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

Thursday 21 October

Mostly sunny morning. Slight (30%) chance of a shower in the afternoon and evening. The chance of a thunderstorm in the afternoon and evening. Light winds becoming northwest to northeasterly 15 to 25 km/h during the morning. Overnight temperatures falling to 21 to 27 with daytime temperatures reaching the low 40s.

The next routine forecast will be issued at 4:15 pm EST Monday.

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